A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has sentenced former Air Vice Marshal, Tony Omenyi who doubled as former Managing Director of the Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Ltd, (AETS), to seven years imprisonment, which is to run concurrently.
Tony Omenyi, stood trial alongside his company, Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Ltd, for allegedly receiving over N136 million kickback from Syrius Technologies and Sky Experts Ltd., engaged by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a short judgment, held that the money received by Omenyi amounted to criminal liability and that he failed to prove otherwise.
The judge ordered the forfeiture of N62 million to the Federal Government of Nigeria, being part of the N136 million recovered from the former Air Vice Marshall by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He also ordered a compulsory winding up of the said company which was listed as the 2nd defendant in the suit, having been a vehicle of corruption.